We Have Our Winners

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The secret panel of judges have weighed in, the votes have been tallied and we have the winners of Nerdvember 2018. While they’re all amazing creations, and all winners in my book, there can be only three. So here they are, in order…

FIRST PLACE - Nerdliocart by Clever Lego Reference

A brilliant reference to Nintendo classic Mariocart. This eye catching and colorful MOC depicts Nerdly behind the wheel and racing his heart out. No idea what place he came in in the race, but for Nerdvember, he came in first.

SECOND PLACE - Competition Nerd Joystick (VIC-20) by voxel123

This is one for the retro gaming and computing fans. The Commodore VIC-20 was the first computer for many families in the early 80’s, and one of the best things about it was playing games. And what better way to abuse your thumbs than to use an old school joystick? Luckily this one can play itself, sparing your thumbs.

THIRD PLACE - Piranherd Plant by cmaddison

Another Nintendo classic, from the original Super Mario and many other games, the plant that made you think twice about any green tube sticking out of the ground. While they’re all dangerous, this one might be slightly less so, since he needs glasses.

I’d like to thank all those who entered, there were some fantastic creations and narrowing it down to just three wasn’t easy. I’d like to thank the secret panel of judges for taking the time for this daunting task. And lastly I’d like to thank our sponsors for donating such amazing prizes, you’re all awesome!

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One Day Left!!!

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There’s only one day left of Nerdvember, I can’t believe it. We must be in a time warp, because it seems like we just started, but it’s already the end of the month and if you haven’t already posted your entry, you better get moving. We’ve seen a ton of really cool entries, from the nostalgic 8-bit days to the cutting edge of modern gaming, and everything in between. You have until midnight tomorrow night, get building!

Nerdvember Is Half Over!

Perhaps it’s my old age, or maybe my schedule, or perhaps there’s an anomaly in the space/time continuum, but this month is FLYING By. Nerdvember is half over and it really seems like it just started. I remember being a kid and about now was when time itself passed so slow it was functionally immeasurable, what with Christmas so close. There’s no time to waste, get building!

 
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Nerdvember Is Here!

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It’s here, Nerdvember is here! It’s time to break out the Nerdly instructions and get the creative juices flowing for BrickNerd’s annual building contest! We want you to build our mascot Nerdly, but not just any Nerdly, we want to see you get creative with him.

The theme this year is Video Games. Everything from the glorious first days of Pong to the incredibly popular Fortnite, and chunky 8-bit to millions of polys. We want you to find inspiration in all the wonderful pixel-based-time-wasters of the last four decades. Yes, it’s been over forty years of blips and boops and sore thumbs, and who knows how many thousands of games. We think you’ll agree there’s a whole lot to inspire some amazing creations and you have a whole month to build.

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Just join the official Flickr group, blow on the cartridge, grab a joystick and start building, you have until midnight November 30th to enter as many times as you like. And just like past years we have an amazing group of sponsors with loads of awesome prizes. There's a Brick Loot box, lighting accessories from BrickStuff, a clock and watch from ClicTime, custom parts from Crazy Bricks, a subscription to BrickJournal, cool stuff from Brickmania, stickers from Cooper Works, custom printed bricks from EclipseGRAFX and to top it all off some of the brand new Overwatch sets from LEGO!

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I’d also like to give a huge shout out to the incredibly talented Paul Lee for his awesome illustration of the official BrickNerd 10-Doh! A creative collaboration between BrickNerd and Nate Mitchell from Squid Kids Ink.


Rules:

Must submit to official Flickr group no later than Nov 30th 11:59pm PST

Enter as many times as you like

Please submit no more than two pictures per MOC

Tag your pictures with "Nerdvember"

Must be physically built, no digital models please

No age limit, but if you’re under 18 please ask your parents

No scale limit, build as big or small as you like

No knockoff brands (Kre-o, Mega, etc.) but third party accessories are OK (Brickforge, Brickarms, Brickstuff, etc.)

Stickers are allowed

The theme is Video Games, but you don't have to follow it if you don't want to, build whatever you want, just make it nerdy.

Download free instructions for Nerdly at bricknerd.com/diy-fanart

Prizes:

Winners will be featured on BrickNerd and there will be three prize packages of various levels of awesome, first second and third. No special categories or funny business, just 1 2 3. Prizes will be shipped directly from the sponsors starting in December. LEGO prizes will ship in January. Judging will be done by a small, secret committee, their word is final.

 
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Nerdvember 2017 Winners!

Hey all you nerds, we've compiled all the results and the votes are in, we have our 2017 Nerdvember winners. There were so many awesome entries this year, and it was very difficult to narrow them down to three. But here they are in order...

In first place: NerdTron by Oky - Space Ranger
Like every year we can always expect the heavy hitters at the last minute, and every year I'm blown away. I didn't see this entry until I woke up the next morning, and the grin was ear to ear. What a fantastic mashup of Nerdly, Voltron and iconic vehicles of the 80's, well played sir, well played.

Nerdtron: Defender of the 80's
Nerdtron disassembled

In second place: Bob Ross by Palixa And The Bricks
This was no "happy accident". Bob Ross taught millions to paint, and inspired this brilliant entry. And if the name sounds familiar, it's because Palixa And The Bricks won second place last year as well (always the bridesmaid...).

Nerdly Bob Ross - The Joy Of Painting

In third place: Nerdis Brickler's Day Off by Ochre Jelly
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is an all-time favorite movie of mine, and is there anything more quintessentially 80's? It's one of those movies that you start watching no matter what scene it is. Bueller...Bueller....Bueller...

Nerdis Brickler's Day Off

Honorable mentions...
I wish I could send prizes to everyone that entered, you're all amazing. But these entries got a lot of votes too and deserve to be acknowledged.

Arcade by Orion Pax

NERDVEMBER 2017 - ARCADE

Nerdly Puft by Simply Bricking It

Nerdly Puft

Sloth by Yatkuu

Sloth

Ne(rd)o Classic Space by Inthert

Ne(rd)o Classic Space

I'd like send a huge thank you out to the judges this year. There were so many amazing entries it was NOT easy to narrow it down, they did not have an easy job and I appreciate their time. And of course it's not much of a contest without prizes so I'd like to send totally tubular thumbs up to all of the sponsors, you're rad!

Thank you all for a totally bitchin' Nerdvember, see you next year!